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Homer Elwain Hines

Homer Elwain Hines, 70, of Opelika, Ala., formerly of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

A private graveside funeral service will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Eldon Eckard officiating. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Homer Elwain Hines was born June 15, 1950 in Colquitt, Ga., the son of William and Julia Brinkley Hines. He was a member of Bainbridge High School Class of 1969. Homer married Gloria Williams and they made their home in Bainbridge until 2008 when they moved to Opelika. He farmed, but driving a truck was his trade of choice. Homer was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Homer was considered a “good ol’ boy” who loved driving trucks and NASCAR. He lived life to the fullest and tried to help you live your best life. Homer’s smile was evidence he was always up to something. He was quite comical and enjoyed making others laugh. He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. Homer considered his relationships with family and friends among his most prized possessions.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gloria Hines; his children, Benjamin & Jamie Hines of Columbus, Ga., and Shannon & George Reagan of Auburn, Ala.; his grandchildren, Abigail Reagan, Cole Hines and Josie Arwood; and his sisters, Anne Wilson, Deborah Singleton, and Rnee’ Stockton. Homer was preceded in death by his parents and his four brothers.